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TIP OF THE DAY: 4 Ways To Stretch Potatoes With Veggies

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How to eat more veggies? Just add them to
potato dishes. It couldn’t be easier. Photo
courtesy Betty Crocker.
  Is there anyone who doesn’t love potatoes? Not merely like potatoes, but love them?

They’re filling and affordable, but they’re a starch—they don’t count toward your daily servings of vegetables. Here are four easy ways to change that.

1. ROAST VEGGIES WITH THE POTATOES

Bell peppers, carrots, mushrooms, onions, squash—all are delicious with potatoes. One of our favorite dishes is roasted fall vegetables: potatoes with beets, Brussels sprouts, carrots and turnips.

The added colors and flavors from the veggies make the potatoes taste even better. Here’s a popular recipe from Betty Crocker.

2. TOP MASHED POTATOES WITH COOKED VEGETABLES

A hearty garnish of diced red and green bell peppers (or any two vegetables you like) has eye appeal, palate appeal and yes, sneaks in more veggies.

 

3. MASH VEGGIES WITH POTATOES

You may already know the trick of cauliflower mashed potatoes, which look just like mashed potatoes.

You can also do a 50:50 mix of cauliflower and potato, or any proportion you like.

Along the same lines, mix in another favorite vegetable. Zucchini mashed potatoes are an excellent choice; carrot mashed potatoes are especially fun.

And don’t forget colcannon, the traditional Irish dish of mashed potatoes with cabbage or kale. Here’s a recipe.

4. MUST HAVE FRIES?

Combine French fries with French fried zucchini, carrots, onions, portobellos, summer squash and more.

Here’s how to make fries from almost any vegetable.

Help everyone eat more veggies! Send us your suggestions and recipes!

 

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Colcannon, a mash of potatoes and kale. Here’s the recipe. Photo courtesy Elise Bauer | Simply Recipes.

 
  




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